ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360UA Hands-on, First Impressions
Just before the official Philippine launch of the new ASUS devices consisting of smartphones, tablets, and notebooks, we were able to get our quick hands-on with one of the fresh laptops to be introduced. It’s the acrobatic sibling of the ZenBook with the Flip moniker attached to it.
The ASUS ZenBook Flip UX350UA is the company’s newest addition to its Flip line of notebooks that can do a 360-degree flip of the screen, making the device versatile ala Lenovo’s Yoga notebooks. It has a 13-inch IPS display packing in Full HD resolution with touch input so you can turn it into a tablet when fully opened. There’s a QHD+ option but we’re not sure if this will come to our market.
Its body is aluminum and weighs 1.3 kg and is just a 13.9 mm thick. On its right are a number ports including an SD card reader, 3.5mm combo jack, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI, a USB 3.0 port.
While on the left side is the power button, volume rocker, and another USB 3.0 port. There’s also a heat vent on the left-hand side of the notebook.
The hinge holding the notebook together is pretty sturdy despite its size. It reminds us of classy accessories you’d wear during special occasions which add a bit of glamour to the laptop. The illuminated chiclet keyboard is great to type on even on dim environments.
The notebook is powered by either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with built-in Intel HD Graphics 520. It can support up to 16GB of RAM to deal with multiple applications. Storage-wise, it’s loaded with SSD storage of either 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB.
The 57Whrs battery is said to last for 12 hours which is impressive on paper but we’re yet to see how far it can go with our own usage. As for the speakers, it’s branded with Harman/Kardon plus ASUS’ own SonicMaster audio technology.
ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360UA specifications:
13.3″ Full HD Touchscreen IPS LCD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Intel Core i5 6200U / Core i7 6500U processor
Intel HD Graphics 520
Up to 16GB RAM
HD Web Camera
1 x Combo audio jack
2 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x USB-C Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
1 x HDMI
1 x SD card reader
Windows 10 Home
321 x 219 x 13.9 mm
The ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360UA will come out very soon. It’s pricing and exact availability is yet to be announced. Stay tuned!